New Communication Platforms for Emerson!!
Emerson will begin using Talking Points and the new Cheetah Check-In! Parent Newsletter this school year! These will allow for in-the-moment updates and communication between parents, teachers and the school - an essential connection during distance learning!
The Weekly Emerson Cheetah News, in its current form, is retiring!
Families will now receive their Emerson Elementary School + Emerson PTA information, events and more through the new Cheetah Check-In!
The Cheetah Check-In! will be sent directly to parents via text + email.
All messages can be translated into your preferred language.
Parents do not need to opt in. Messages will be sent directly to the contact information on file with the school.
Additional family members can request to receive the Cheetah Check-In and Talking Points!
The Cheetah Check-In! will be integrated with Talking Points (below).
Please Download the Talking Points for Parents Mobile App. It's Free!
This year Emerson will be using Talking Points for school-wide communication, and communication from teachers. Please follow the translated instructions below to access this easy-to-use communication platform.
August 8th: TK/Kinder Meet and Greet 1:00 pm on Zoom. Details below.
August 3rd: OUSD Tech Survey Opens. Survey completion is mandatory for all families in need of OUSD supplied technology devices and internet connectivity for online learning. survey link to be announced on www.ousd.org
August 10th: First Day of School. Classes resume with distance learning.
August 10th: Back to School Kick-Off on Zoom at 8:30 am. details below
August 18th: School Site Council Meeting 5:30-6:30pm on Zoom. All parents are welcome + encouraged to participate! link to be announced
Late School Registration. Please contact Ms. Champion ASAP for assistance with student registration. Online registration only. No paper or in-person registration packets at this time.
August 10th at 8:30 am Back to School Kick-Off on ZOOM!
Zoom ID: 884 4468 8895 - Call-in phone number: +1 669 900 9128
Emerson Family Information and Question Survey
The Emerson Teachers ask ALL families to compete this survey confirming your contact information and voice your questions and your concerns. A teacher will get back to you with information as soon as they can!
Emerson Spring Distance Learning Feedback Survey
The teachers and Principal Palin would greatly appreciate your feedback on distance learning during the spring trimester. We hope you will complete this survey.
School Site Council (SSC) Meeting
Tuesday, August 18th, 5:30-6:30pm on Zoom (link TBD)
Please consider joining our School Site Council! All families are welcome and encouraged to participate! This is the 1st meeting of the school year.
The SSC, is a group of teachers, staff, parents, and our principal. We collectively discuss goals as a community + decide on how our school budget is spent. No previous experience or expertise is required. No fundraising or event planning. It’s a great way to get to know more parents, teachers, and staff in our school, and feel like you’re a part of something meaningful.
Wondering how kids’ well-being is measured at our school?
Wanting to know more about how public school funding works?
This is the meeting for you!
We’re especially focused on having more parents of color in the “room,” setting the agenda, this year. Please join or feel free to email our president, Courtney Martin, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Registration - Online Only - 2020/2021
Please Register your New and Returning Students. For assistance with late registration, please contact Emerson's Community Manager, Ms. Champion as soon as possible: email@example.com, (707) 720-6828.
OUSD's goal is to get a computer, internet access and tech support to every student in the district. Families will be asked to fill out a technology survey in early August. Based on need, new devices will be delivered in late August/September. Read more here.
Planning for Fall 2020
OUSD is currently in the third week of negotiations with teacher + staff unions for distance learning this fall. Please use the following links to read more on this important update. EnglishSpanishChineseKhmerVietnameseArabic
OUSD Family Central Page
A new website for OUSD families to find information and resources, with updated support for distance learning, meal distribution, financial assistance, health clinics and more. Click here for OUSD Family Central.
The Play Yard and Soft Ball Field at Emerson Elementary is Under Construction
We've received word that the Softball Field Project is progressing on schedule and should be complete by the end of fall!
Please remember, the Emerson schoolyard is an active construction site and off-limits. Refrain from entering all Emerson Outdoor Spaces during school closure and the Large Play Yard for the duration of construction.
If your family is in a position to support Emerson families in need, please consider making a donation below. Currently we are prioritizing support to families that are homeless, are newcomers (and not eligible for unemployment, or stimulus checks), and/or families that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
Submit Your Items to the Cheetah Check-In! News deadline: most Fridays by 5 p.m. News publication date: most Sunday mornings.
If you have photos, Emerson related announcements or flyers to add, please send them to our Parent Newsletter Editor,Karen.